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Archive for July, 2013

A Craptastic Bike with Useless Ornamentation and a Silver Lining

Do you notice anything interesting about this bike? Look hard. So it wasn’t all that hard, was it? I came across this image over the weekend, but it was a version with the useless rear suspension circled. I suspect that the front suspension is ornamental as well. I went looking for the original image, and […]

Dutch Perspective on US Cycling Infrastructure

Dutch Perspective on US Cycling Infrastructure

‘The Art of Carrying Things by Bike’ – Linked up Version

And I thought Streetfilms had a monopoly of making slick videos about urban cycling. ‘The Art of Carrying Things by Bike‘ by Laura J. Lukitsch, is a “a nice montage of some San Franciscos iconic bike routes and destinations, including the Wiggle, Ferry Building and Market Street.” I watched this video like a birdwatcher frantically […]

The Multimodal Cat – Bike, Bus, and Light Rail in Phoenix

I normally have a dream bike commute. My eight mile early morning trip into the office is a mere 200 foot gain in elevation. When I get to work, the showers at my gym are less than a hundred paces from the secure, locked conference room where I park my bike. When I head home […]

Mike’s Orange Trailer Build

A man of few words with a fondness for orange. l like building them. Started 15 years ago. Not to sure what the next one will be like. So far they carry everything I’ve put into them – up to 200 pounds so far. Well, Mike, you’ve come to the right club and here are […]

Electric (bike) Inspiration

Electric (bike) Inspiration

Xtracycle Loves Local Dealers and Bike Shop Hub

Commute by Bike has had a long fascination with Xtracycle cargo bikes — those longtail wonders that make an ordinary bike into a “sports utility bike.” Way back in 2009, Arleigh (a.k.a. Bike Shop Girl) documented her build up of this utilitarian beauty:   The FreeRadical Cargo Bike Kit contains the parts you need to […]

Bike Share in Salt Lake

Bike Share in Salt Lake

Simon’s Heavy-Duty Trailer Build

Check out Simon’s child trailer. No, he doesn’t put children in it. We’ll let him explain: This trailer started as a two-child trailer, but it was too large, too high and the fabric floor was just not practical for cargo hauling. So I took it apart and built a new trailer around a sturdy plastic […]

Thinking of Spain on America’s Independence Day

It’s Independence Day in the United States of America. My thoughts are in Spain. Spain was just one of many countries pissed off at the British in the 1770’s, and Spanish support for the American Colonies seeking independence was a pretty big deal. But that’s not why my thoughts are in Spain. It’s because my wife […]